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Tambov is a mid-sized city in Chernozemye, the capital of Tambov Oblast.


Previously a southern fort built in 1636 against raids of the Wild Field tribes the city grew into the provincial center and a bread basket of Russia. The history of Tambov is intertwined with all major events of Russian history, traces of which are imprinted on the city's architectual face. Also Tambov is famous for its wolves. In the 19th century wolf was a slang word for a season worker from Tambov, a person of rude manners. Not being a touristy hot spot, the city has preserved many historical buildings in the center, some of them are related to Russian Classicism like the building of Post Office (1786) or houses in Art-Nouveau style like cinema Modern (1908).

Get in[edit]

Tambov railway staion is 452km away from Moscow. There are direct trains arriving from Saint Petersburg, Volgograd, Novorossiysk.

Airport Tambov serves flights from Moscow and Sochi.

Get around[edit]

Trolleybus, bus, marshrutka, taxi.

See[edit][add listing]

Start walking along the River Tsna Promenade which is 2km-long and has two levels. You could see:

  • The Palace of Aseyev, a 19th century factory-owner.
  • Kazansky Cathedral.
  • Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral.
  • Monument to S. Rakhmaninov.

In the city center there are:

  • Catholic Temple.
  • Museum of regional studies.[3]
  • Museum of Wolf
  • Museum of Sin
  • Theater of Lunacharsky.
  • Tambov Zoo.[4]

Do[edit][add listing]


  • Musical Instute of Rakhmaninov.[5]
  • Tambov state university[6] offers Russian language courses of three levels.

Formerly, this building was the Peasant Land Bank (1884).

Buy[edit][add listing]

Anything about the wolf, from souvenirs to vodka and sweets.

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Signor Pomidor, pizza-house at the House of Artist (Дом художника) bus stop.

Drink[edit][add listing]

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Derzhavinskaya (Державинская), 4 Lva Tolstogo sq. (The city center), +7 (4752) 48-35-00 (), [1]. Business-center, restaurant, bar, cafe, 24h reception, ATM, safe, excursions, taxi. 1600(single room)-7600RUB(VIP room).  edit
  • Hotel Grand (Гранд), 4th floor, 176a Karla Marksa St., +7 (4752) 47-48-32,+7 (4752) 47-48-31,+7 (4752) 47-48-25 (, fax: +7 (4752) 47-48-25), [2]. Sauna, cafe-bar, concert hall. 2200RUB(single room)- 5600RUB(VIP room).  edit

Stay safe[edit]

Don't walk alone after dark in suburbs.


Get out[edit]

  • Voroninsky Nature Reserve.
  • Rakhmaninov museum-estate[7] in Ivanovka village near Uvarovo. The road to the estate is 80km long and there is a hotel only in blueprint so far.

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